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Exalted Inquellian State
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Life Has It's Ways: A Speculative Evolution RP(OOC)

Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:03 pm

CURRENT YEAR: 80,000 AD

Hundreds of Thousands of years before this day, a species was born in Africa. It was a primate-like it's ancestors, the species ate both meat and fruits, used limited tools, and had hair. But unlike other primates, it's hair ended on it's head. They walked upright, something only accomplished millions of years prior. And they learned to travel. Over time, from their cradle of Ethiopia, this species traveled across the earth, first alone, then as families, and then as small groups. Even after a volcanic eruption reduced it to a few thousand survivors, it's progress didn't stop. They learned to communicate, build settlements, make weapons, and after the ice age ended somewhat, agriculture. They build cities, made government, empires, until eventually they lived on the entire planet. They gave themselves a name at some point-mankind, or scientifically, Homo Sapiens.

But they, like all life, needed resources to work. The problem was, theirs was on a larger scale than anything that came before-at least as far as they knew. Oil began running out, so they began turning to other forms of energy. Man also began assimilating it's separate governments into a world state. They colonized other worlds, and found life-even intelligent ones. But the earth was exhausting their resources, and with separate nations it was difficult to go into space en masse. It was a race against time.

No one remembered how, but according to hearsay, one day, there were little men left. Their cities decayed. Civilization crumbled. Eventually, the last man was gone. Many things were remembered to have happened during this time-increased volcanic activity due to deeper and deeper mining, disagreements on whether to unite or not. Of course, no animals remembered this. Or almost none. The smartest ones and with the longest memories, such as some primates and crows, remembered. But their speech and intellect was limited, and like man before them, the truth was spun into legend. No one remembered if mankind died in a day or a millenium, whether it left or went extinct, and how long ago it precisely was. All the earth's smartest creatures knew was that, tens of thousands of millenia before, the creatures their ancestors feared left the Earth. It was left with no intelligent species. Crows, Racoons, Monkeys. They were smart, but not enough to make too complex of tools or create agriculture. And so earth was left primal. And now, forty thousand or more years after the last man left, it is beginning to freeze. An ice age will come soon. And while most of the fauna that lived before mankind left has survived, the ice ages, meteor strikes, and supervolcanoes will test it for thousands, if not millions of years. And how will they adapt? Well, dear reader, that is up to you.

1. This is my roleplay, and I am head OP. I may appoint Co-OP's who help me.
2. You take the role of an animal from the modern day of your choosing, except humans or extinct in the wild animals, and set it's evolutionary course over the roleplay through extinctions or otherwise. I determine if the adaptations are successful or not.
3. Write in first or third person, whichever one you believe suits the story best.
4. No crazy wacky out-of-place changes, especially not ones that happen in one IRL day.
5. The players tell the time in their IC posts, but it can go no more than 250 K years forward from the year the last post said it was and it must always either stay in the present or go to the future. There will be reports every 100,000th in game year to tell if a major event occured or not.
6. There will almost certainly be mass extinctions.
7. We will try to go for 900,000,000 AD, but may go up to 1,300,000,000 AD, or possibly even further if we figure out how animals can live with no plants and with high heat or if there's an alternative to photosynthesis.
8. Keep it PG-13(no intricate mating descriptions, no overly gory descriptions of attacks, may add more)
9. Be civil to each other.
10. Obligatory no godmodding or metagaming.
11. If a player has made no posts for a week, a telegram will be sent to them asking for information If they do not reply in 7 days, they will be kicked from the RP. The week starts now for everyone inactive so far.
12. Report your concerns to me.
Prime. I am the writer of the rules and you can advise me if you wish for more or for them to change.


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[b]Reason for Playing Animal:[/b]


Current participants:
Exalted Inquellian State=American Crow
Utceforp=Atlantic Mudskipper
The Frozen Forest=Ring Tailed Lemur
Witiland=Grey Wolf
Zjaum=Killer Whale
UniversalCommons=Octopus
Zedeshia=Coyote
Ralnis=Jellyfish
Kasa Tkoth Sphere=Pink Shrimp
Houyhnhnm Cities=Rock hyrax

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Last edited by Exalted Inquellian State on Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:04 pm, edited 14 times in total.
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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 pm

Nation Name:Exalted Inquellian State
Starting Animal:American Crow
Reason for Playing Animal:Crows are naturally intelligent with a long memory and mastery of tool use, so the goal is to make it through as long as possible.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:16 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Nation Name:Exalted Inquellian State
Starting Animal:American Crow
Reason for Playing Animal:Crows are naturally intelligent with a long memory and mastery of tool use, so the goal is to make it through as long as possible.

I accept. As a Side note, I will add an image (hopefully) soon to the RP.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Utceforp
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Postby Utceforp » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:51 pm

This is like nothing I've ever seen before, and I've been on a bit of a spec-evo kick recently, this definitely sounds interesting.
Signatures are so 2014.

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Utceforp
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Postby Utceforp » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:54 pm

Nation Name: Utceforp
Starting Animal: Atlantic Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)
Reason for Playing Animal: Everybody gangsta until the fish start walking
Signatures are so 2014.

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:55 am

Utceforp wrote:Nation Name: Utceforp
Starting Animal: Atlantic Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)
Reason for Playing Animal: Everybody gangsta until the fish start walking

Accepted.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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The Frozen Forest
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Founded: Sep 12, 2016
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby The Frozen Forest » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:07 am

Definitely unique!

Nation Name: The Frozen Forest
Starting Animal: Ring-Tailed Lemur
Reason for Playing Animal: I can think of one reason. Prosimians are really underrated!
Well Hi, i joined NS on Feb 1st, 2013 under the name Aztec of america and have been on Nationstates since. I tend to frequent the Portal to the Multi-universe (Nowadays i spend a lot of my time in Nationstates (the sub-forum)). Recently i've been trying to develop The Frozen Forest (I'm still developing my history, culture and relations with other nations), so if you want a historical, trade or diplomatic relationship, shoot me a telegram.

I don't bite, so don't be afraid to say hello.



Royal Marriage with Camelone! (Queen Freja Krieger and High King Frederick Krieger)

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:25 am

The Frozen Forest wrote:Definitely unique!

Nation Name: The Frozen Forest
Starting Animal: Ring-Tailed Lemur
Reason for Playing Animal: I can think of one reason. Prosimians are really underrated!

Accepted.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Witiland
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Founded: Nov 13, 2020
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Postby Witiland » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:33 am

Nation Name: Witiland
Starting Animal: Grey wolf (Canis lupus )
Reason for Playing Animal: I like wolves and dogs so thought I would be fun to play one
Our leader is a WEREWOLF deal with it
AMERICAN!!!
Politics is fun BLM
BIDEN2020

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:34 am

Witiland wrote:Nation Name: Witiland
Starting Animal: Grey wolf (Canis lupus )
Reason for Playing Animal: I like wolves and dogs so thought I would be fun to play one

Accepted.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Zjaum
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Founded: Oct 15, 2016
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Postby Zjaum » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:40 pm

SPORE TIME!

Nation Name: Zjaum
Starting Animal: Orca Whale (orcinas orca)
Reason(s) for Playing Animal:
  • One of the few animals to pass the Mirror Test
  • Subdued hind legs can always be regrown, or replaced. Ooh, six-legged mammals! That's a first, right?
  • Polar bears seem like kinda pushovers as predators. Easy to overthrow and oust in the ecosystem, despite their record levels in the current year.
  • WAAAAGH!
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from The League of Conservative Nations. Hearts unthawed, hearts unshaken!

Takaka Tar' Turayi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Founded: Apr 30, 2020
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:47 pm

Zjaum wrote:SPORE TIME!

Nation Name: Zjaum
Starting Animal: Orca Whale (orcinas orca)
Reason(s) for Playing Animal:
  • One of the few animals to pass the Mirror Test
  • Subdued hind legs can always be regrown, or replaced. Ooh, six-legged mammals! That's a first, right?
  • Polar bears seem like kinda pushovers as predators. Easy to overthrow and oust in the ecosystem, despite their record levels in the current year.
  • WAAAAGH!

Accepted.

Okay, we just need one more person and then we can make an IC.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Zjaum
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Founded: Oct 15, 2016
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Postby Zjaum » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:
Zjaum wrote:SPORE TIME!

Nation Name: Zjaum
Starting Animal: Orca Whale (orcinas orca)
Reason(s) for Playing Animal:
  • One of the few animals to pass the Mirror Test
  • Subdued hind legs can always be regrown, or replaced. Ooh, six-legged mammals! That's a first, right?
  • Polar bears seem like kinda pushovers as predators. Easy to overthrow and oust in the ecosystem, despite their record levels in the current year.
  • WAAAAGH!

Accepted.

Okay, we just need one more person and then we can make an IC.

Can I make my orcas sound like fantasy orks?
Last edited by Zjaum on Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from The League of Conservative Nations. Hearts unthawed, hearts unshaken!

Takaka Tar' Turayi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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The Frozen Forest
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Founded: Sep 12, 2016
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Postby The Frozen Forest » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:02 pm

Zjaum wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Accepted.

Okay, we just need one more person and then we can make an IC.

Can I make my orcas sound like fantasy orks?

Life will find a way.
Well Hi, i joined NS on Feb 1st, 2013 under the name Aztec of america and have been on Nationstates since. I tend to frequent the Portal to the Multi-universe (Nowadays i spend a lot of my time in Nationstates (the sub-forum)). Recently i've been trying to develop The Frozen Forest (I'm still developing my history, culture and relations with other nations), so if you want a historical, trade or diplomatic relationship, shoot me a telegram.

I don't bite, so don't be afraid to say hello.



Royal Marriage with Camelone! (Queen Freja Krieger and High King Frederick Krieger)

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:08 pm

Zjaum wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Accepted.

Okay, we just need one more person and then we can make an IC.

Can I make my orcas sound like fantasy orks?

I mean, since they travel in pods, maybe you can make some analogies and references to fantasy orks.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Founded: Apr 30, 2020
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:24 pm

Should we have an RP discord now or do we wait until the IC is made?
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Witiland
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Postby Witiland » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Should we have an RP discord now or do we wait until the IC is made?



Well I don’t have discord and I have no space for it
Our leader is a WEREWOLF deal with it
AMERICAN!!!
Politics is fun BLM
BIDEN2020

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:51 pm

Witiland wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Should we have an RP discord now or do we wait until the IC is made?



Well I don’t have discord and I have no space for it

Okay then, I might not make one, at least for now. Reminder however, that on the compute you can just get on the site, unless you are like I was and don't like to use your email.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Talchyon
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Posts: 5295
Founded: May 05, 2016
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Talchyon » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:14 pm

Tag for interest. I may not be able to join because I can see a lot of time going past any civilization I might make and we'd be pretty much stuck in the stone age for the whole RP. Which, in itself could be funny, but it just may not work right now. Interest is there, though.
Current RPs -
Grand Theft Horse - A new comedy in the Old West. So far, it's a mix of Don Quixote, Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, Heinlein's A Stranger in a Strange Land, and all number of others. This is a fun RP.

Awake in Prefeton - A superhero story about school students discovering they have powers. Was more on character then on fights, but now it's looking like there are going to be some fights for the future and for freedom. Now in the final chapter.

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UniversalCommons
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Founded: Jan 24, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:33 pm

Nation Name: UniversalCommons
Starting Animal: Octopuss
Reason for Playing Animal: Lets have an Octopuss garden by the sea. Play with the coconuts and live in a cave. Nothing like a rock octopuss. Some octopi carried coconut shells to hide in.
Actually, I would like to start here. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... mals-news/
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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:50 pm

UniversalCommons wrote:Nation Name: UniversalCommons
Starting Animal: Octopuss
Reason for Playing Animal: Lets have an Octopuss garden by the sea. Play with the coconuts and live in a cave. Nothing like a rock octopuss. Some octopi carried coconut shells to hide in.
Actually, I would like to start here. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... mals-news/

Welcome aboard.

And now, we are ready for the IC.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Exalted Inquellian State
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:10 pm

I have decided to change the passage of time. The players themselves write the year on their IC post. I make special things every million years. However, no jumps more than a 250K years per post.
My Speculative Evolution RP-https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=494906

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Zjaum
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Posts: 3919
Founded: Oct 15, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Zjaum » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:48 pm

Holy schiesse...

And off it goes already!
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from The League of Conservative Nations. Hearts unthawed, hearts unshaken!

Takaka Tar' Turayi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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Zjaum
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Posts: 3919
Founded: Oct 15, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Zjaum » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:22 pm

I guess we're all on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

All right; I'll play along!
I use my NationStates stats, because a population of billions/trillions and an economy of hundreds of trillions is totally viable, trust me.
But seriously, aside from the population and GDP, just assume that my NS stats are roughly accurate.

Support: Paleo-imperialism, conservatism, libertarianism, Christianity.
Against: Stupid people, resistance to industrial progress, alt-right, any form of government at or beyond socialism.

I hail from The League of Conservative Nations. Hearts unthawed, hearts unshaken!

Takaka Tar' Turayi,
The stars will be ours someday.

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Zedeshia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 101
Founded: Sep 25, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Zedeshia » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:58 pm

Nation Name: Zedeshia
Starting Animal: Coyote
Reason for Playing Animal: Coyotes are immensely resourceful but physically weak creatures. How they would exactly evolve over time with the disappearance of humans and a new ice age would be fascinating to to observe.
What happens when one combines the Baltic States, interstellar technology, vast amounts of wealth, and moderate Social Democratic policies?
Well besides an absolute mess, Zedeshia!


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